Assignment Library Tag: Reflection

Understanding Concepts in Social Science Research through Werewolves

Description Designed to convey methodological concepts in content-based sociology classes (rather than a methods course), this set of assignments is designed to engage students in the multiple aspects of the research process, and support their understanding that research is the outcome of a series of choices made with imperfect information, rather than the inevitable outcome… Read more »

Service and Sustainability Learning Reflection

Description​ Reflecting on their semester-long service-learning experience, students: Describe the relationship between the concepts/theories they learned in class and the service they did in the community; Discuss the issue that their service addressed, including possible solutions; and Explain how the experience affected their personal (civic), academic, career goals/plans. The reflection addresses the following DQP proficiences… Read more »

Correlation Assignment

Description This assignment was designed for Developmental Psychopathology, 361. Because the course includes majors, who would at least have had Research I, and possibly Statistics, as well as non-majors, who might have had neither, a fair amount of scaffolding is required. This includes making available tutorials to remind students (or inform them for the first… Read more »

Organization Culture Analysis

Description This assignment is used for a sophomore (200 level) Communication Studies General Education course. As a General Education course, the vast majority of undergrads are required to take this course. The course is designed as a hybrid course taught as a lecture (200 students per section) once a week with two lab sections (20… Read more »

Your Philanthropic Autobiography

Description This assignment presents students with an opportunity to compose an autobiography of how their lives intersect with philanthropic organizations through a 3-page essay by combining the powerful practice of storytelling through autobiography to explore students’ own personal connections to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Background and Context This assignment relates to at least three… Read more »